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MY LeBron James trade rumor

Post by kdp59 on Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm

OK, I was putting this in various threads and repeating myself, which I know is annoying ...so I figured I'd start a thread to get my but kicked in



I am the rumor monger i am afraid. Like I said I heard it form two sports talk guys yesterday , as asides. not as talking points at all.

I was just throwing it out there and I do think we will hear more of this.

on another thread I fleshed out how it could happen,

LeBron tells Cleveland he will opt out unless they agree to a trade to one of the teams he list for them, after realizing the only teams who can compete for a title and pay him are the Lakers, Philly and Cleveland. A trade offers LeBron a chance to move at a team ready to compete right now and at age 33 he knows his years are winding down. Rings are what he wants to try to get to Jordan's number.

he gets permission to talk and Ainge sees a way to take down GS and bring multiple rings back to Boston.

LeBron agree to opt in for next year at his $35M salary AND sign a two year extension for Boston after the trade.

Ainge Sends Hayward ($31M) and Morris ($5M) along with a couple later first round picks to Cleveland to make the deal.

Cleveland gets two starters to replace LeBron and kick start their rebuild, instead of nothing if he leaves as a FA.

Boston has the same cap room as today after the trade and we keep all our young players.

Roster next year:

Horford
LeBron
Tatum
Brown
Irving
Smart- resign
Rozier
Baynes _resign
Theis
Semi
Larkin
Nader
Yabusele
#27 pick in draft
Minimum wage vet



again all conjecture on my part right now. But don't think for a minute that Ainge wouldn't consider it, IF there is a chance.
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Post by Matty on Thu May 17, 2018 1:24 pm

kdp59 wrote:OK, I was putting this in various threads and repeating myself, which I know is annoying ...so I figured I'd start a thread to get my but kicked in

Well... bend over.
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Post by sinus007 on Thu May 17, 2018 1:34 pm

Kdp59,
With all due respect, why do you think that Danny is an idiot?
IMO, if Lebron comes to Boston it may ruin the whole team.
What do you think was the main reason KI wanted out of Cle?
Another possible conflict is Brad vs Lebron: we all know that Brad is not an "yes man" and doesn't want to be a pet a la Lue.
Also, why do we need aging Lebron when we have a young core that, by all indications, can beat GSW or Houston?

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Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu May 17, 2018 2:31 pm

We don’t need his help to bring down GS, we can do it by ourselves
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Post by Shamrock1000 on Thu May 17, 2018 3:28 pm

To be fair to KDP, on paper, the team he assembled would be a monster. The talent 1-5 is insane, and 1-10 is ridiculous. However, talent on basketball teams doesn't obey simple addition. Since there is only one ball and limited minutes, not all talent can be fully utilized. Also there is the chemistry question. And the fact the Kyrie and Lebron hate each other, regardless of what either says. On paper though, that team would be unbeatable, and I am sure the rumors will begin.

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Re: MY LeBron James trade rumor

Post by kdp59 on Thu May 17, 2018 3:55 pm

I figured it would not be popular.....LOL.


Twisted Evil

but just to show I am not totally out of what little mind I have left I give you

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/07/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers-leaving-where-hed-go-los-angeles-lakers-houston-rockets-boston-celtics-speculation



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Post by gyso on Thu May 17, 2018 4:02 pm

I feel like I need an infection injection. pale

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Re: MY LeBron James trade rumor

Post by fierce on Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Lebron to the Celtics is not a good idea.

It's better if the Lakers get Lebron.

Lebron will be 34 years old this year.
That means he will only have 2-3 years left of playing at a high level.
Getting Lebron means the Lakers will try to win now and abort all plans of rebuilding.
After 2-3 years, Lakers will be back to where they are right now.

Right now the Lakers are in the "dark ages".
They have missed the playoffs 5 straight seasons.
This is the longest playoff drought in their franchise history.

The Celts on the other hand are just starting a new dynasty.
Guys like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be part of multiple Celtic championships for the next 10 years.

So why add a guy like Lebron when the Celts are on the verge of dominating the league for many, many years to come.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 pm

fierce wrote:Lebron to the Celtics is not a good idea.

It's better if the Lakers get Lebron.

Lebron will be 34 years old this year.
That means he will only have 2-3 years left of playing at a high level.
Getting Lebron means the Lakers will try to win now and abort all plans of rebuilding.
After 2-3 years, Lakers will be back to where they are right now.

Right now the Lakers are in the "dark ages".
They have missed the playoffs 5 straight seasons.
This is the longest playoff drought in their franchise history.

The Celts on the other hand are just starting a new dynasty.
Guys like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be part of multiple Celtic championships for the next 10 years.


So why add a guy like Lebron when the Celts are on the verge of dominating the league for many, many years to come.

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri May 18, 2018 1:54 pm

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Fri May 18, 2018 1:55 pm

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Re: MY LeBron James trade rumor

Post by KyleCleric on Fri May 18, 2018 2:18 pm

Ideally he goes west and we don't need to deal with him. Though the best way to mess up the process would be for him to go to Philadelphia.

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